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Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins – Super moist and light lemon muffins with chia seeds. Made with Greek yogurt. Complete with a light glaze!

lemon chia seed muffins on a cup

Today is Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!  In case you didn’t know, you can go here, to join in the fun!

I was super excited when I received my assignment this month.  I have been secretly stalking Nutmeg Nanny for months.  She has a great site, with all sorts of amazing recipes.  The girl can mix a cocktail like no other as well.  Brandy lives in New York where she really is a nanny, and she recently got engaged.  If you haven’t met Brandy before, go check out her site, lots of yummy stuff!

lemon chia seed muffins on a cup

I had a seriously hard time figuring out what to make.  I actually made her Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken, and it was amazing.  My pictures didn’t do much for me, so I took that opportunity to try something else!  I also have this Marinade recipe, Asian Coleslaw, and Cheesecake Dip recipes printed to try soon!  But in the end I chose a these lemon chia seed muffins.

lemon chia seed muffins on a cup

I had recently purchased Chia Seeds, because I have heard such great things about them.  I have been wondering what do to with them, and then I saw these muffins!  The perfect thing to test them out.  You can’t really even taste them.

So if you don’t have them, just leave them out.  Or you could use poppy seeds instead.  The glaze on top is light and has great lemon flavor to go with the muffins.  You could omit the glaze if you are trying to be a little healthier, but it is just so good!

lemon chia seed muffins on a cup

My 7 year old was a little hesitant at first because of the chia seeds all throughout, but he liked them.  He isn’t big on lemon anything, so they weren’t his favorite.  Which just means more for me!  They are just so moist and light, it is hard to stay away from them! Lemon Chia Seed Muffins are also great with a cup of tea for an afternoon snack!

Want more muffins? Check out the 50 Muffins that have been shared here before, all in one place.
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Yield: 12

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins - Super moist and light lemon muffins with chia seeds. Made with Greek yogurt. Complete with a light glaze!

Super moist and light lemon muffins with chia seeds. Made with Greek yogurt.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons poppy seeds (can use chia seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

For glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 12 cup muffin tin with non stock spray or liners.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, poppy or chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well each addition.
  4. Mix in lemon zest and vanilla. Using a spatula mix in the flour and yogurt until just combined.
  5. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
  6. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes, before removing to a wire rack.
  7. While the muffins are cooling prepare the glaze. Whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle a little over the top of each muffin. Allow glaze to set before serving.


If you want more lemon flavor in the muffin add 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Adapted from Nutmeg Nanny

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 262Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 52mgSodium 176mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 22gProtein 6g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Monday 21st of September 2020

Can I substitute Butter with Vegetable oil?

Erin S

Monday 21st of September 2020

I haven't tried it, but I am sure it would work. They taste may be slightly richer.


Tuesday 5th of February 2019

The photos look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I've found out that chia seeds have a lot of proven health benefits like it can help reduce blood sugar levels and may help you lose weight. I can't wait to try this at home.


Wednesday 20th of December 2017

These muffins turned out fantastic! Just the right amount of lemon. Thanks for the recipe :)


Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Just made this a moment ago and the flavour is good. Like S.Omara, my mixture yielded 16 muffins. The batter was quick thick and the didn't puff up as much as other muffins have. Because the mix was thick, the top came out as they went in the oven.

Maybe with a couple of minor tweaks I'd make these again. Like I said they taste good!


Saturday 3rd of May 2014

8 Tbls of butter?! When I think Chia seeds I think healthy'ish. Try applesauce as a substitute. Beautiful muffins though.

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